PANETTONE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE

Panettone French Toast Casserole is a delicious make-ahead overnight casserole that's great for brunch or the holidays. With a tasty creme brûlée brown sugar topping, this is sure to be your favorite breakfast casserole.

Ingredient 

– 1 panettone (about 1 pound) – 6 large egg – 1 1/2 cups milk – 1/2 cup heavy cream – 1/4 cup granulated sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg – Pinch of salt – 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins (optional) – Powdered sugar, for dusting – Maple syrup, for serving

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1

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray. 

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Cut the panettone into 1-inch cubes and spread them evenly in the prepared baking dish. 

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In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt until well combined. 

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If using dried cranberries or raisins, sprinkle them over the panettone cubes in the baking dish. 

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Pour the egg mixture evenly over the panettone cubes, making sure all the bread is coated. Gently press down on the panettone to help it absorb the liquid. 

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6

Cover the baking dish with foil and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to allow the bread to soak up the custard mixture. 

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After 30 minutes, uncover the baking dish and bake the French toast casserole in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the custard is set. 

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Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. 

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Serve warm with maple syrup on the side. 

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